AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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Registered: ‎03-01-2010
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Isogen Bill of Materials help??

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04-23-2010 08:21 AM
I am trying to create a custom BOM to show on my iso.

The picture above shows how I am trying to set this up.

FYI, I have created a spec that was used to create the piping that the iso will be generated from. I have manually added information to the Long Description(size), Material and schedule fields within the spec editor. These fields are represented in the pic of the BOM setup I have provided. You can see that the fields have been checked.

The problem is that when I uncheck- "Use type 1 bill of materials (BOM)" I don't get any BOM on the iso and it splits a basic run of pipe into several iso dwg's. With the option checked I get 1 iso and the default BOM which I do not want.

Do I need to manipulate the OPL, POS and MLD files to get this done?

What am I doing wrong? Edited by: ludwigman on Apr 23, 2010 3:42 PM
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Re: Isogen Bill of Materials help??

04-23-2010 07:04 PM in reply to: ludwigman
Inside the OPL file switch 23 control the BOM style. A value of 300 represents a user defined BOM style and requires MLD file to control the BOM. The MLD file has the BOM columns and their position coordinates. Please take a look at the Final.OPL and Final.MLD when a new project is created as an example. Make sure that the coordinates defined in the MLD are inside the overall drawing plot area. If it is goes outside, I guess that is when it splits the iso into multiple sheets.
Thanks, Siva (Autodesk)

Siva Thankappan
Technical Sales, Plant Solutions, Asia Pacific
Autodesk Singapore
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Re: Isogen Bill of Materials help??

04-26-2010 12:14 AM in reply to: ludwigman

Use notepad to change your OPL and MLD file. Don't use the settings in P3D, it does wierd things sometimes.

Peter Hammink
Primat Project Service BV
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Registered: ‎02-01-2007
Message 4 of 4 (629 Views)

Re: Isogen Bill of Materials help??

04-26-2010 04:50 AM in reply to: ludwigman
Hi Ludwig

A MTO can be build up in several ways and it can be a little confused to understand all the setting you can select to do this.
To help you with this, I need a example of your typical Iso with a complete BOM list. I can then guide you to what files etc. through your example.


Dag Austrheim
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